[Community-news] OLPC News (2006-04-16)
walter at media.mit.edu
Sun Apr 16 10:49:56 EDT 2006
16 April 2006
1. Nigeria: Nicholas Negroponte and Khaled Hassounah met with the Nigerian
Task Force in Abuja, and were briefed on progress. Khaled stayed for
further meetings with both public and private sectors. There was much
discussion and progress towards how to provide Internet access to rural
areas using a mix of satellite, WiMax and WiFi.
2. California: Mark Foster and Jim Gettys coauthored a White Paper
detailing OLPC's power management architecture, including both
straightforward extensions to the current Linux power-management
infrastructure, as well as a more radical approach that focuses on higher
performance. They presented the paper at this week's Linux Power Management
3. Taiwan: The printed circuit boards for the OLPC laptop were fabricated
and assembled this week—on time and on schedule. As a result, the hardware
and software teams are now shifting into debugging mode: the focus next
week will be on testing the functionality of the system's core electronics
and I/O subsystems.
4. Jim Gettys and RedHat’s Chris Blizzard will be at fisl7.0, the
International Forum on Free Software, Porto Alegre, Brazil, this week.
5. Mary Lou Jepsen continues to make progress on the display and we are
still aiming for entering display qualification at the end of August, with
production prototypes ready at that time.
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